Jameis Winston continues to get himself into hot water as yet another misdemeanour has created negative headlines for the 2014 Heisman Trophy winner.
The quarterback who led the Florida State Seminoles to the National Championship has been suspended from the FSU baseball team for a ridiculous act of petulance and immaturity.
ESPNU released a tweet that states the reasoning for the suspension: "BREAKING: Florida State's Jameis Winston was cited for allegedly shoplifting crab legs from Publix (via @TomahawkNation )"
The incident resulted in a citation for the 20-year-old college player and adds yet more negative publicity to the add to the issues surrounding the personality of the quarterback star.
Winston later issued a statement in response to the incident:
"As reported in the news, last night I received an adult civil citation for petit theft from a local supermarket. I went to the supermarket with the intent to purchase dinner but made a terrible mistake for which I’m taking full responsibility. In a moment of youthful ignorance, I walked out of the store without paying for one of my items."
"I realise that I am in the public spotlight and my conduct needs to be above reproach. Over the last year I’ve learned that my accomplishments on the fields can be a wonderful thing for my school, teammates, friends, and family. At the same time, I must realize that my mistakes are magnified and can bring great embarrassment to all those who support me every day. I make no excuses for my actions and will learn and grow from this unfortunate situation. I hope and pray my friends and family will view me as the 20-year-old young man that I am, and support me through this unfortunate situation."
"I am grateful to be able to participate in the adult citation program where I will complete community service."
This incident adds to the sexual harassment case among other issues regarding the quarterback.
Winston will really need to curtail his actions in order to protect his identity as he continues towards his dream of playing in the NFL.
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